Lance Schmitt Named Chief Nursing Officer for Broadlawns Medical Center

Des Moines, Iowa (November 4, 2021) – Broadlawns Medical Center (BMC) announced today that Lance Schmitt, RN, BSN, MBA has been promoted to the position of Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Nursing.  In this senior leadership role for the organization, Mr. Schmitt is responsible for managerial oversight of all nursing operations. 

Mr. Schmitt succeeds Susan Kirstein, RN, MSN, NE-BC who is retiring after dedicating 34-years of service in nursing and leadership at BMC.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead our amazing nursing staff at Broadlawns Medical Center,” said Lance Schmitt, BMC’s newly appointed Chief Nursing Officer.  “It is truly an honor to be a part of such a mission-focused hospital, and I look forward to building upon our tradition of providing high quality, compassionate healthcare for our patients.”

Mr. Schmitt joined BMC in 2013 as the Director of Surgical Services and Intensive Care.  In 2017, he was promoted to the role of Acute Inpatient Care Administrator. Prior to joining BMC, Mr. Schmitt served as the Clinical Supervisor of Surgical Services and the Intensive and Coronary Care Units for Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA.  As an RN, Mr. Schmitt worked in Intensive Care and Surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA and at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA.  He earned his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA.  His Diploma in Nursing is from Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA.  


About Broadlawns Medical Center

Broadlawns Medical Center is a nonprofit healthcare organization that ensures our community is provided quality healthcare that is coordinated, compassionate and cost‐effective. The Broadlawns campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, crisis services, inpatient, outpatient and community-based mental healthcare.  Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance and its approach to health care and quality outcomes earned a Level 3 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest achievable status for a medical delivery model. Broadlawns takes a leadership position in teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals through its residency and fellowship programs.